[WATCH] Bromance Between Drake & Black Coffee Intensifies

See Drake surprise Black Coffee in Ibiza

By  | Jul 19, 2022, 10:04 AM  | Black Coffee  | Relationships

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The international bromance between South African DJ and music producer Black Coffee and Canadian rapper Drake keeps thickening and we all love to see it. The two international music stars trended in Mzansi this week after the reunion that saw them sharing a warm and cheerful moment in Ibiza on Sunday. Drake made a surprise appearance in the number night club in the world according to The Global Top 100 Clubs poll where Black Coffee is currently enjoying his summer-long residency and went to give him a warm brotherly hug during his set and fans loved their bromance moment.

This comes after Grammy award-winning Black Coffee whose real name Nkosinathi Maphumulo was announced as one of the main producers on Drake’s latest and top charting surprise dance album, Honestly, Nevermind two months ago. He produced the album alongside many other heavyweights in the dance, electronic and house music scene including his son and protege Esona who is also taking over the Europe dance music scene following in the steps of his father.
The Subconsciously album maker also shared this moment with his fans and followers on Instagram and Twitter when he shared the clip of himself and Drake embracing each other mid-set. Captioning the post of their reunion on social media, Black Coffee thanked Champagne Papi for coming to his gig and showing love. "To show love and sharing your light". "You're [a] real one," the DJ wrote.

Just three weeks ago, the Canadian rapper dubbed Black Coffee as a heroic figure to his global audience when he shared photos of him alongside other artists who he collaborated with on his latest album, Honestly, Nevermind where Coffee serves as an executive producer on the award-winning rapper's seventh studio album.

But this is not the first time Black Coffee and Drake's share special moments or even a collaboration, in fact, the duo has previously collaborated on the remake of Coffee’s “Superman,” a seminal 2009 hit. Drake's rendition, “Get It Together,” was released almost a decade later on his 2017 mixtape More Life. Due to the substitution of the original singer Bucie with then-burgeoning British singer Jorja Smith, the song received mixed reviews and public reactions.
As of 2022, Black Coffee has won the Grammy award for 'Best Dance/Electronic Album' for his album Subconsciously, and he has performed on the biggest stages all over the world. Therefore, it shouldn't be surprising that Drake engaged the South African producer to oversee the sonic and creative direction of his experimental dance album.
The fact that an artist whose stature is as influential and global as Drake can do that is truly historic and not by any means a small feat, particularly for the burgeoning South African dance and house music scene. While it doesn’t originate here, dance and house music has always had a home in South Africa. The country has produced many great dance music artists, birthed multiple sub-genres and has contributed to the global dance/house music landscape and industry.
Black Coffee is credited as a producer on the tracks “Texts Go Green,” “Currents,” and “Overdrive.”. His Midas touch can, however, be felt on most parts of the 11 dance songs included in the 14-track project. Even his biological son, Esona Tyolo (Sona) made his debut and secured himself a producing and songwriting credit on the song “Texts Go Green.” “Falling Back” and “A Keeper” are produced by &ME and Rampa — whose 2018 track “Muye” got treated to a Black Coffee remix, and became a prominent feature on the DJ’s live sets. Australian artist and producer RY X worked on “Sticky.” The artist made an appearance on Black Coffee's Subconsciously track “I’m Fallin’”.
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